Week Two: Jazz Pianist Aaron Diehl and Star Violinist Leila Josefowicz

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING  The Grand Teton Music Festival’s 57th season joins the world in celebrating the anniversary of Leonard Bernstein’s centennial birthday with a Star-Spangled Season. Movies on the Mountain: A League of Their Own Based on the true story of female athletes who blazed the trail for generations to come, A League of Their Own showcases heart, heroics, and a stellar cast including Tom Hanks, Geena Davis, and Madonna. Monday, July 9 at 7PM. Free, but ticketed. Inside the Music: Scheherazade – Her Story, Our Music Explore the music of John Adams’ Scheherazade.2 ahead of the Festival Orchestra’s weekend performances of the piece, investigating the musical, historical, and social influences that led to this modern compositional masterwork. Holly Mulcahy and Jerry Hou host. Tuesday, July 10 at 8PM. Free, but ticketed. Gallery Concert Diehl Gallery hosts this artful evening of chamber music on Wednesday, July 11 at 5:30PM. Performed by Festival Musicians, this one-hour event provides a unique setting in which to enjoy world-class music. $25. SOLD OUT. GTMF Presents: Pianist Aaron Diehl American jazz pianist Aaron Diehl’s meticulous performances, collaborations, and compositions are a leading force in today’s generation of jazz contemporaries. In this program, the virtuoso performs pieces from jazz icons “Jelly Roll” Morton, “Fats Waller”, and Mary Lou Williams. Wednesday, July 11 at 8PM. $25. Jazz pianist Aaron Diehl also performs at the Teton County Library on Thursday, July 12 at 11AM for kids of all ages. Move and groove alongside the musician dubbed by Wynton Marsalis as “The Real Diehl.” Teton County Library, Jackson. Free, but ticketed. Chamber Music with Violinist Leila Josefowicz Star violinist Leila Josefowicz takes the stage for the first chamber music concert of the season, performing Kurtág’s Eight Duos of Violin and Cimbalom. Thursday, July 12 at 8PM $25 Festival Orchestra: Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony Leila Josefowicz makes her Festival Orchestra debut with Scheherazade.2, a violin concerto written specifically for her by Pulitzer Prize and Grammy Award-winning American composer John Adams. Closing the concert is Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony—a bucolic journey through an idyllic countryside. Friday, July 13 at 8PM and Saturday, July 14 at 6PM. $25–$55. Looking ahead to July 19, attend an unforgettable Festival Orchestra performance featuring Broadway’s reigning queen, Audra McDonald, in an all-American concert of works by Leonard Bernstein, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Stephen Sondheim, and Harold Arlen. Winner of six Tony Awards, two Grammy Awards, and one Emmy Award, Ms. McDonald is “at the peak of her vocal powers (Chicago Tribune).” In great demand, this is a rare chance to hear Ms. McDonald in the Festival’s intimate Walk Festival Hall. The Fundraising Gala Concert begins at 6PM on Thursday, July 19. Immediately after the concert, continue the excitement and share an exclusive dinner with Audra McDonald at Hotel Terra’s Murie Ballroom. Tickets for the dinner and concert are $500 each and include a $300 tax-deductible donation. Tickets for the fundraising concert only are $200 and include a $100 tax-deductible donation. Tickets are available now. Please visit GTMF.org or call 307.733.1128 to reserve yours today! About the Grand Teton Music Festival (GTMF): For seven weeks each summer, the Grand Teton Music Festival reunites 200 celebrated orchestral musicians. These musicians represent 82 different orchestras and 57 institutions of higher learning throughout Europe and North America. After the summer season, GTMF provides various community outreach programs, a Winter Festival, as well as broadcasts from The Metropolitan Opera’s Live in HD series. The Grand Teton Music Festival is the single largest performing arts presenter in Jackson Hole with nearly 100 events annually. The Festival also launched a 13-part national radio broadcast called “Live from the Grand Teton Music Festival,” co-hosted by Donald Runnicles and Andrew Palmer Todd. Check local radio listings for broadcast times. For media and interview requests, please contact Brittany Laughlin, Marketing Manager, Grand Teton Music Festival: brittany@gtmf.org or 307.733.3050.  
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